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Mt. Lycabettus (Likavitos)

Athens 99920, Greece
01-722-7065
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As featured in 3 days in Athens
Ranked #21 of 201 Attractions in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: Walk or take the funicular tramway to the top of this hill for the best views of Athens
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Toronto, Ontario
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I recommend the area for shopping and cafes, but actually taking the funicular up to the top is not a must. I would walk up Filopappos Hill instead for a great view. I mention the ride is bizarre because the funicular is obviously paid for by a liquor company and so the entire ride up is in a concrete tunnel... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Indulge yourself and take a journey to the top - it is worth the evening view. Breath deep, before you descend again to the bustle. Let your mind meander through Grecian history.

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This attraction is not as crowded as Acropolis, the views over the city are magnificent. Accessible on foot from Athens centre or public transport.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Went to go up for sunset and found out the cable car was 7 euro each when it use to be 4! Decided to walk up and was surprised by how easy it was. Nice new walkway which only took 15 to 20 minutes. Walk to the left if cable car to find the start of the path.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

This is the talest hill in Athens and you can see a big part of this huge city from there. There is a small church and an open-air theater on top.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Must visit. Its a quite a climb to get there from train station. Would recommend that you taxi to this place. Also, cable car runs every half an hour so time it accordingly. Restaurant on top has great setting.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

It's a hill in the center of the Athens city ,you can go up or with a cable from colonaki plase(teleferic ) or by walking about half an hour from the Kolonaki territory to the walking paths of the hill inside the trees and the beautiful viou of Athens all around.......before coming to the top were is a smal church... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The best view in Athens. It's better if you go there at night, as the temperature is lower if you go on summer, and the citylights give a better view of the city.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Excellent views over Athens and as far as the sea - but I think the E7 funicular ride is a bit steep (& that is not supposed to be a pun). Nice cafe/restaurant as well as the church of St George

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Gainesville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

It's quite a hike to get up there, even if you take the cable car you still have to climb many stairs just to get to the cable car. The views are great though, and there's a little restaurant and a small church but not much else up there. If you have time to kill and want to take some... More

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